What Clients Say

  • You are such a great accountant. I am very fortunate that we are your client.


    Anonymous Business client

  • Thank you for your help, advice and patience

    Paul Magrath Magrath Environmental Services

  • I couldn’t rate Lydia more highly. HMRC have been attempting to extract larger and larger amounts from me and she has not only convinced them that I owe them nothing, but they owe me £100.

    Lydia is friendly, helpful and ultra efficient. If you have problems with your tax bill, give her a call!


    Andrew Neville Personal tax client

  • I just wanted to say thank you to all three of you for all the work you do for our business. And hard work to be continued…


    Akane Co-owner, retail shop

  • Starting a business with no previous experience was very daunting. Your team has always been very helpful and patient in guiding me through each process. I have appreciated knowing that advice is on hand and that all queries, big and small, will be dealt with.

    Name witheld Cafe and restaurant

  • Very happy with your quick and straightforward approach

    Clare Abbott Okiplay Educational Apps & Preschool Games

  • Responsive to any questions and queries raised. Appear to have ethics and integrity at the heart of your operations. Sage One and Receipt Bank good tools

    Ms Zoe Anne Whitby ZW Consulting

  • Excellent service; good communication and response time; helpful advice much appreciated as a sole trader

    Name withheld

  • Great communication, very helpful


  • Timely and efficient

    Tony Burgin Tony Burgin IT Services

  • Thank you so much for all of your hard work and professionalism this year – it is a real pleasure to work with you

    Allison and Marcus Sheard Byland Consulting

  • Lydia and her colleagues have provided a great support to my small business in tax reporting and annual accounts for the last 4 years. 

    The attention to detail and ethical advice is a comfort and the tools of Sage One and Receipt Bank really help to keep on top of things.

    Thank you!

    Zoe Williams ZW Coaching

  • … extremely happy with the work and support

    Karen Dillon A&K Livery Services

  • A major thank you, your advice and support has helped me massively

    Thasneem Uddin Access Accountancy work experience student

  • You have been such a pleasure to work with on this and I have really appreciated your advice and support

    Anthony Deery Easingwold Players

  • Thanks for your super advice

    Sole trader North yorkshire

  • As a result of your help I can honestly say I walk at least two foot taller these days…


  • I have really appreciated seeing your values shine through your advice – enabling me to trust that we’re taking the right steps from an ethical and moral standpoint. It means a lot!

    Clare Abbot Okiplay Ltd

  • I find it well worth paying for your advice and guidance and so much easier to let you fill the forms in. Totally approachable, you are always happy to talk me through things and I trust you are working in partnership to get the best tax efficiency. I enjoy the benefit of using screen shares and would recommend you as being of high integrity and easy to work with.”

    Zoe Whitby ZW Coaching, North Yorkshire

  • Very helpful, friendly advice and practical assistance. We enjoy an excellent relationship and total confidence. I have nothing but praise for your work and help to me. You have helped enormously with sound judgment and practical assistance in dealing, successfully, with a difficult problem over a corporation tax issue with HMRC. I have no hesitation in recommending Approachable Accountants to anyone who is looking for a friendly, knowledgeable and completely professional service.

    John Stenton North Yorkshire

  • Good support, good communication (vital), and personal contact

    Bill Cleghorn North Yorkshire

  • I particularly like the precision, price and promptness of your service, and that it’s easy to work with you

    Dr Chris Winearls Oxford

  • Thank you once again angel accountant

    Clare Abbott Director, Okiplay Ltd

  • Delightful and efficient. I especially appreciated the way you took time to explain things I didn’t understand

    Mrs J Ford Sole Trader, North Yorkshire

  • Excellent personal service

    Small business owner

  • I’m always very grateful for email support during the year as issues crop up relating to my tax. Equally taking the time to talk through my accounts each year is always really valuable to me and always much less painful than I fear, with your guidance! Thank you once again.

    Business owner

  • Supportive and friendly

    New start-up Business owner

  • Very many thanks for yet more sound advice

    Treasurer Not for profit client

  • Great – saved me lots of worry and stress

    Non profit Treasurer

  • The information was provided in an easy format for people to understand

    New business owner

  • You are a gem. Thank you. x

    Personal tax client North Yorkshire

  • I have valued your calm ongoing support and insistence on ensuring that I provide the necessary data on time.

    Sole trader client

  • Friendly and approachable. Explains queries well.

    Business client

  • Helpful and friendly

    Personal tax client

  • Many thanks – you make the process so much smoother and less daunting than it would be otherwise. It is exactly what I need and I am enormously grateful for the way you explain ambiguities or uncertainties in very clear language, and for your quick and efficient response to queries

    Owner manager business client

  • I wanted to thank you for such a well thought through and easy to use system – it really suits the way I like to record things and the information I like to be able to see at a glance.

    Director company client

  • Efficient and professional

    Personal tax client

  • I like the personal service and that we are not paying for fancy folders, bindings etc.

    Tax advice client, York

  • As I lack confidence in dealing with figures I particularly value the confidence and calm assurance you provide

    Sole Trader, North Yorkshire

  • Hugely helpful and patient throughout… high level of professionalism and efficiency to a very tight deadline. I would whole-heartedly recommend this company’s services to potential clients! Thank you, you were brilliant!

    Company Director, North Yorkshire

  • Friendly and efficient

    Personal tax client, North Yorkshire

  • Incredibly efficient; really valued your query-solving by email

    Consultant, North Yorkshire

  • Rapid feedback and sound advice

    Personal tax client, East Yorkshire

  • Excellent personal service

    Sole trader, North Yorkshire

  • Excellent personal service

    Personal tax client, Somerset

  • Very comprehensive, friendly and approachable. Makes the process simple.

    Sole trader, North Yorkshire

  • Approachable and professional

    Personal tax client, North Yorkshire

  • Efficient and reliable service

    Company director, York

  • Professional and efficient with empathetic approach

    Sole trader, Bristol

  • I have been extremely impressed by your kind, quick and efficient service, and your knowledge. I have learned a lot and my fears have been reduced by your guidance and assistance…I really appreciate what you have done to help me.

    Sole trader, North Yorkshire

  • Excellent communication. Friendly and approachable. Prompt service. Professional

    Sole trader, North Yorkshire

  • Personal and thorough

    Personal tax client, North Yorkshire

  • You brought rigour, honesty and a genuine listening ear to your work

    Business client, North Yorkshire

Testmonials for our MD from previous roles

  • Lydia had the thankless task of driving customer fairness into an organisation that really didn’t think it had anything to learn. She added huge value to my team and works hard to get the best result

    John Hodgson Executive Director, Aviva Life UK

  • Lydia is a delight to work with. She has a wealth of experience and carries the respect of her colleagues and peers.

    David Ross Head of Media, CII

  • The best audit manager we’ve ever had

    FD of FTSE 100 company

  • Highly analytical – almost always gets it right before anyone else

    Former colleague Aviva

  • High integrity and absolutely trustworthy

    Former colleague Aviva

  • It has been an unmitigated pleasure and privilege to work with you. You are an exceptionally talented person.

    Former colleague FSA

  • You have a really great presentation style – to be able to explain that sort of material in an accessible way is very impressive.

    Former colleague FSA

  • You really have an excellent grip on what has to be done and this is a very clear exposition of how it fits together. Well done.


  • At all levels from Chief Executive to foot soldiers you have used your considerable intellectual prowess and empathetic arguments to move opinions and minds…in action both internally and externally

    Former colleague